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The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar

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62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 8815
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent dinner here, we arrived early on Monday night, about 5.30pm. The children were given colouring pencils to help entertain them. The food was great, I had a steak medium rare- this was very tender and we did not have to wait...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely 5 stars!!! We are staying in Napier for awhile and tried a few other restaurants but after visiting the Thirsty Whale, we haven't and won't go anywhere else! The staff are brilliant, attentive without being over the top. The food is excellent - everything...More

Thank randrporter99
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are delighted you enjoy your visits to the Thirsty randrporter99. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again when back in Napier.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right by the water. Food was ok normal pub grub. Polite staff. Average prices. Did the job but nothing special.

Thank Hayley S
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review Hayley

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our lunch while sitting in the sun on the deck. Appreciate it being a no smoking area. Friendly and attentive service.

Thank L0veDogs
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes it's nice on the deck when the weathers fine, thanks for your review

Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely staff our waitress was very friendly and almost apart of our group. I enjoyed my meal of whitebait fritters and the fish of the day some others had the lamb shank and fish and chips which all looked good too The table was set...More

Thank janetwilcu
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great the 21st went off well janetwilcu and you enjoyed your meal

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the thirsty whale for a night out with good friends of mine and I really pleased I did! The atmosphere, food and view were all stunning! I want to especially thank Sheree who was awesome. You're a credit to hospitality lady haha!...More

Thank Jeanie S
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Jeanie glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice environment. To good songs playing by dj. Beer baar But bear is expensive. But worth full....

Thank Abhishek C
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Abhishek C

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely decorated large bar and restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. Good range of beers and a range of good well cooked dishes on offer - we had clam chowder, followed by ribs and beef. All excellent.

Thank Chuffer81A
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Seafood Chowdfer is a very popular dish on the menu Chuffer81A glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place in a good spot on the water. Had the Whitebait fritters, pretty good but was let down by the egginess of the mix and that they were not crispy enough. Wait was ok, but they weren't extremely busy.

Thank JzdB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly service and fabulous views over sun setting over port. Worth a visit if you're around Napier

Thank 15Lise
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at The Thirsty Whale Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review 15Lise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 8815
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